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Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports short-term research attachments for top international students at A*STAR, giving you the unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia, and work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

This award is eligible for students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. If you’re considering PhD studies in A*STAR, do apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme. 

Eligibility

  • Open for application by international students in Biomedical, Science and Engineering related disciplines who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, or Master students
The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies.  These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

Coverage

  • Monthly stipend of $1,500
  1. Research attachment period should be a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months.
  2. A simple report detailing the student's experience and research project is required to be submitted to A*GA 3 weeks before completion of attachment.

 

Application Procedure

  • Interested students can browse through A*STAR Research Institutes (RIs) and Consortia for attachment opportunities. 
  • Interested students are to contact A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia directly for attachment opportunities.
  • Please submit the following supporting documents via email to the contact person for the Research Institute that you would like to be attached to.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. English-Translated Transcripts of Bachelor and Master Studies (if any)
  3. Copy of Identity Certificate/ Passport
  4. Recommendation letter (if any)
  5. Proposed start and end date of attachment
  6. A*STAR Research Institutes Coordinator List

Application closing dates

  • There are 6 application cycles per year. Please refer to the table below.
  • Nominations for A*STAR Graduate Academy’s (A*GA’s) funding of attachment must be submitted by the RI to A*GA at least 6 weeks in advance.
  • Students are advised to contact the Research Institute at least 2 weeks before the nomination closing dates.
Student to contact RI for attachment opportunities (recommended) Closing dates for RI’s nomination of student to A*GA For A*GA’s funding of attachments starting

31 Jan

15 Feb

From 1 Apr

31 Mar

15 Apr

From 1 Jun

31 May

15 Jun

From 1 Aug

31 Jul

15 Aug

From 1 Oct

30 Sep

15 Oct

From 1 Dec

30 Nov

15 Dec

From 1 Feb

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For frequently asked questions, please click here.

Please contact us at singa_enquiries@hq.a-star.edu.sg if you have further queries.